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Introducing Logic and Critical Thinking: The Skills of Reasoning and the Virtues of Inquiry
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Introducing Logic and Critical Thinking: The Skills of Reasoning and the Virtues of Inquiry

Author: Byerly, T. Ryan
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ISBN: 0801030811 / 9780801030819
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Baker Academic
Release Date: 2017-08-01
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This robust, clear, and well-researched textbook for classes in logic introduces students to both formal logic and to the virtues of intellectual inquiry. Part 1 challenges students to develop the analytical skills of deductive and inductive reasoning, showing them how to identify and evaluate arguments. Part 2 helps students develop the intellectual virtues of the wise inquirer. The book includes helpful pedagogical features such as practice exercises and a concluding summary with definitions of key concepts for each chapter.
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Contents
Preface for Instructors
Part 1: The Skills of Reasoning
1. Introduction to Arguments
1.1 Arguments vs. Nonarguments
Exercise 1.1
1.2 Evaluating Arguments
Exercise 1.2
2. Deductive Logic
2.1 Famous Forms Method
Exercise 2.1
2.2 Counterexample Method
Exercise 2.2
2.3 Venn Diagram Method
Exercise 2.3
2.4 Proof Method
Exercise 2.4
2.5 Expanded Proof Method with Predicates and Quantifiers
Exercise 2.5
3. Inductive Logic
3.1 Statistical Syllogism
Exercise 3.1
3.2 Induction by Enumeration
Exercise 3.2
3.3 Arguments from Authority
Exercise 3.3
3.4 Arguments from Analogy
Exercise 3.4
3.5 Inference to the Best Explanation
Exercise 3.5
Part 2: The Virtues of Inquiry
4. Internal Virtues
4.1 Love of Intellectual Excellence
Exercise 4.1
4.2 Intellectual Courage and Caution
Exercise 4.2
4.3 Introspective Vigilance
Exercise 4.3
5. Virtues of Intellectual Dependence
5.1 Trust
Exercise 5.1
5.2 Interpretive Charity
Exercise 5.2
5.3 Intellectual Empathy
Exercise 5.3
6. Virtues of Intellectual Dependability
6.1 Intellectual Generosity
Exercise 6.1
6.2 Communicative Clarity
Exercise 6.2
6.3 Audience Sensitivity
Exercise 6.3
Appendix: Argument Forms and Proof Rules
Glossary of Key Terms

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